sweet spot


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sweet spot

n.
1. The place on a bat, club, racket, or paddle, where it is most effective to hit a ball.
2. An area or range that is most effective or beneficial: an engine's sweet spot of rpm's for maximum fuel-efficiency; a store's demographic sweet spot of women in their twenties.
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sweet spot

n
(Ball Games, other than specified) sport the centre area of a racket, golf club, etc, from which the cleanest shots are made
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"Ah," says he, "this here is a sweet spot, this island-- a sweet spot for a lad to get ashore on.
A grim fraternity, passing grim lives in that sweet spot, that God had made so bright!
It is certainly a soft spot to fall on and a sweet spot to look at.
Even an 1/8-inch outside this sweet spot may dramatically decrease arrow speed, but may be necessary to eliminate string contact.
Media room design and installation, with all its required accoutrements--sound and image technology and accessories--are a sweet spot for electronics consultants, home contractors, and audiovisual retailers, who are staying busy turning family rooms into entertainment havens and business conference rooms into office communication hubs.
The head is a one-piece tungsten composite which promotes pure energy and offers a more solid feel, while the 80% heel-to-toe weighting provides stability at impact--created by the head's center void--generating a larger sweet spot. The 60% top-weighted face makes for a higher center of gravity, thus promoting overspin.
That's when Saturn reached a sweet spot, where its orbital period became exactly twice that of Jupiter's.
Citing research that projects pickups will actually lose about 5% of their market by 2008, while new truck variations like SUTs will grow by 40%, Honda says it is just in time to hit a sweet spot in the market with the Ridgeline.
Ken Hill, president of Johnson Systems, Lenoir City, Tennessee, noted that mills should try to find the heat transfer "sweet spot."
There is a "sweet spot," he says -- with too low an overhang, there may be too little motivation for option holders; with too high overhang, shareholders experience too much dilution.
That will give the kicker a clear view of the sweet spot on the ball and he must boot it from underneath the holder's finger.
In the meantime, the VC firms with established track records and ample fundraising power should find themselves in a sweet spot. Not only can they afford to shop around for the most promising start-up firms, but their financial resources and staying power also make them attractive to entrepreneurs.